Mat Roop Posted August 1, 2020 Report Share Posted August 1, 2020 Hi Folks... recently a client asked to make a new bridge but specified a wider string spacing at the bridge... said the violin sounds better that way. What he was looking for was 34.5 mm whereas my usual is 33.5... more or less. Ok... so that got me thinking about one of my own antique shop basic fiddles that just does not make the grade. so I lifted the e & g further out and got a significant improvement. Setting aside the issue of playability... 1- is there an accepted effect on tone by widening or narrowing the string spacing at the bridge 2- The placement of the bass bar can vary and so consequently does the post. Should the bridge string spacing reflect the spacing of the post & bridge. Thanks for your thoughts!... Mat Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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